Beyond Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in Carneros

On Nov. 13, the Carneros Wine Alliance (CWA) hosted “Unusual, Unknown and Aged Wines” seminar and tasting, showcasing some of the top wine producers from the Carneros American Viticultural Area (AVA) who are making use of the region’s specific mesoclimate and varied topography in unique ways.

Carneros has built a reputation on Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and sparkling wine production, but the region is not limited to these two grape varieties alone. The CWA event brought together a few winemakers who are looking beyond the usual suspects the dual Napa-Sonoma AVA has to offer...